Gunmen kill employee of US consulate in Pakistan

Pakistani security officials survey the site of a suicide bombing on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. A suicide bomber blew himself up in the house of a pro- government tribal elder in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Monday, police said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
Pakistani security officials survey the site of a suicide bombing on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. A suicide bomber blew himself up in the house of a pro- government tribal elder in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Monday, police said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – Pakistani police say gunmen have shot and killed a local employee of the U.S. consulate in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

Police official Arif Khan says attackers riding on a motorbike struck when Faisal Saeed was walking home Monday in the Gulbahar area of the provincial capital.

Khan said the identity card in Saeed’s pocket revealed, and relatives confirmed, that he was employed at the consulate as a computer networking expert.

An official at the U.S. Embassy says they were aware of the report and looking into it.

Militants are active in Peshawar and nearby tribal areas.

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